Monday, July 30, 2018

Judas Priest to be inducted into The Hall Of Heavy Metal History

Judas Priest will be inducted into The Hall Of Heavy Metal History at the Wacken Open Air festival in Germany on August 2.

Hosted by Hall board members Whitney Alyson Ribbins and Steve Göldby, the private ceremony will take place prior to the band’s headlining appearance at the annual festival as part of their “Firepower” world tour.

"Judas Priest are thrilled and honored to accept induction into the Hall Of Heavy Metal History and be amongst so many of our friends,” says the group. “This also sends a great message of inclusion for the Metal community around the world and keeps us defending the Metal faith together."

The Hall Of Heavy Metal History recognizes legendary figures in the genre while raising funds to establish free therapy services and programs to help disabled children and their families as part of the non-profit organization D.A.D. (Drums and Disabilities).

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The Wacken performance is one of a handful of remaining dates on Judas Priest’s summer European tour, following which they will team up with Deep Purple for a series of North American shows that will begin in Cincinnati, OH on August 21.

Formed in Birmingham, UK in 1969 and fronted by original vocalist Al Atkins, it was the arrival of singer Rob Halford in 1973 and their debut album, “Rocka Rolla”, a year later that launched Judas Priest on an international basis that would lead to a catalog of 18 studio albums and worldwide sales of almost 50 million copies.

The metal icons were previously one of 19 nominees under consideration for entry into the 2018 Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame; despite being one of five acts that earned support on the Rock Hall fan ballot, the group failed to make the final cut with their first nomination.

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